IT rules

Madras High Court stays operation of certain sub-clauses of new IT Rules

The sub-clauses -- (1) and (3) of Rule 9, which were stayed today, stipulated the adherence to the Code of Ethics. They were inserted to the original IT Rules in February this year.

published on : 16th September 2021

New IT rules do not violate any right: Centre to Madras HC

The counters were filed in response to a batch of PIL pleas from musician TM Krishna, the Digital News Publishers Association & another individual, challenging the constitutional validity of the rules

published on : 4th September 2021

New IT Rules prevent fake news, misuse of freedom of press: Union government tells Delhi HC

The Information Technology Rules, 2021, which were notified in February, impose several obligations on online entities including an obligation to take down contentious content quicker.

published on : 31st August 2021

Google removes 95,680 content pieces in July in India: Compliance report

The US-based company has made these disclosures as part of compliance with India's IT rules that came into force on May 26.

published on : 31st August 2021

Delhi HC asks Centre to respond to pleas by Facebook, WhatsApp challenging IT Rules

The pleas have challenged the new rules on the grounds that they violate the right to privacy and are unconstitutional.

published on : 27th August 2021

Bombay HC stays provisions of IT Rules that mandate adherence to 'code of ethics' by digital media

The order came on petitions which challenged several provisions of the new IT Rules claiming that they were vague and likely to have a "chilling effect" on a citizen's right to free speech.

published on : 14th August 2021

Bombay HC gives interim stay to part of IT Rules which mandate code of ethics for digital publishers

Compulsory adherence to code of ethics was in breach of the petitioners' right to free speech guaranteed under Art 19 of the Constitution, Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni said.

published on : 14th August 2021

New IT rules: Madras High Court grants more time to Centre to file counter-affidavit

The First Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice P D Audikesavalu which granted time to the central government to file its counter, posted the matter for hearing after 15 days.

published on : 13th August 2021

Twitter 'prima facie' in compliance with new IT Rules, Centre tells Delhi HC; court seeks affidavit

On July 28, the court had expressed displeasure over Twitter appointing a contingent worker as CCO and said that the social media platform was in non-compliance with the new IT Rules.

published on : 10th August 2021

Appointed permanent officers in compliance of new IT Rules, Twitter tells HC

The court, however, said the affidavit filed by the microblogging platform in this regard is not on record and asked Twitter to ensure that it is brought on record.

published on : 6th August 2021

Proactively moderated 65,280 content pieces in July: Koo

The new IT rules require large digital platforms - with over 5 million users - to publish monthly compliance reports, mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken thereon.

published on : 2nd August 2021

Delhi HC to hear on August 27 pleas of Facebook and WhatsApp challenging new IT Rules

The court listed the matter for August 27 after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, said he was in some difficulty and urged the court to adjourn the hearing.

published on : 30th July 2021

Google removes 71,132 content pieces in May, 83,613 items in June in India: Compliance reports

Under the new IT rules, large digital platforms with over 5 million users will have to publish compliance reports every month, mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken thereon.

published on : 30th July 2021

Delhi HC unhappy over Twitter’s affidavit on new IT rules

Twitter had told HC that the same person, Vinay Prakash, has been appointed to “two posts” and that it has been using the term “interim” because the appointees are not employees but contingent workers

published on : 29th July 2021

Twitter non-compliant with IT Rules on May 26, named officials as contingent arrangement later: MoS IT

Twitter has also informed the IT Ministry about its physical contact address in India, and has published a compliance report for June 2021, the government said in a statement.

published on : 23rd July 2021
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